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Blue Blossom Ceanothus
Ferned-Leaved Tickseed
Red Rose Penstemon
Foothill Penstemon
Blue Bush Sage
California Poppy, Golden Poppy
Blue Blossom Ceanothus

Common name:Blue Blossom Ceanothus
Botanical name:Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'

The blue blossom ceanothus is a shrub that has dark blue flower clusters that bloom profusely. This smaller growing selection grows to 6' high and 4'-6' wide. This shrub attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and beneficial insects. Its native counterpart can be found from sea level to 1500' elevations in mixed evergreen and redwood forests of the Coast Ranges. -Cornflower Farms

Ferned-Leaved Tickseed

Common name:Ferned-Leaved Tickseed
Botanical name:Bidens ferulifolia

Tickseed grows 14'-18" tall. It is a heat tolerant variety that is perfect for cascading, bright color in baskets, containers, and window boxes. Finely divided foliage is covered with gold, single flowers. It blooms until first frost. Plant in full sun. It needs well-drained soi.

Red Rose Penstemon

Common name:Red Rose Penstemon
Botanical name:Penstemon superbus

Red Rose Penstemon has vivid coral flowers along 4' tall stalks in spring. Leaves are gray green, glaucous, 4"long, and 1.5" wide. Hummingbirds love this plant. It does well in desert areas but needs regular water in summer.

Foothill Penstemon

Common name:Foothill Penstemon
Botanical name:Penstemon heterophyllus

This perennial will grow 1.5'-2' tall and 2'-3' wide. It has glossy, blue green foliage with flowers that vary in color and bloom from spring through early summer.

Blue Bush Sage

Common name:Blue Bush Sage
Botanical name:Salvia 'Allen Chickering'

The Allen Chickering Sage is a perennial shrub that grows 2'-5' high and 2'-4' wide. It has blue flowers that bloom in the spring and summer. This shrub is native to California and is drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms

California Poppy, Golden Poppy

Common name:California Poppy, Golden Poppy
Botanical name:Eschscholzia californica

This small annual (sometimes acts as a perennial) plant will grow to less than 1' tall and has light, small blue green leaves with gold and orange flowers that bloom in spring and summer.

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Mediterranean Garden

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Soils and Compost:

Physical weed control, including mulching, or hand removal protects the watershed from harmful chemicals.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.